Two days after I got back from Virginia and one day after Christian got back from Australia, we departed for a week in Tenerife. Tenerife is the largest of the seven Canary Islands that belong to Spain. It is also home to Spain’s highest peak & volcano, Pico del Teide. Tenerife is known for their great weather, beaches (mostly man-made) & lots of hiking. We rented an apartment through Airbnb in the south of the island between Costa Adeje & Playa de las Americas.
Our apartment had nice views of the ocean & the apartment’s swimming pool.
The apartment was recently remodeled, so it was bright & clean. We purchased food and had breakfast & dinner at the apartment almost every night. We packed lunches to take with us during the day.
Although, we stayed in the beach/resort area of Tenerife, we didn’t spend much time in the water. We hiked a part of the island every day and then came back to our apartment in the afternoon/evening. Christian went into the pool & ocean twice and I only went into the pool & ocean once! The weather was warm enough to wear shorts but a little too breezy & the water temperatures a little too cool for me, especially by the time we got back to our apartment later in the day.
We did enjoy strolling along the beach promenade every night. We would observe all the other tourists dressed up heading to dinner or stopping in all the shops. A majority of the tourists were from the UK, a few from Scandinavia and the Netherlands. We definitely heard other Germans and French when we were out hiking.
Water sports were popular & you could take surfing lessons.
The sunsets were pretty, although there were usually a lot of clouds.
I will share some of the hikes that we did while on Tenerife in the next couple of days.